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Guest Author - Danielle Hollister

  1. "Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors."--
    African Proverb
  2. "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. "--
    Taylor Benson
  3. "The obstacles you face are... mental barriers which can be broken by adopting a more positive approach."--
    Clarence Blasier
  4. "When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge. "--
    Terry Bradshaw
  5. "If you're successful in what you do over a period of time, you'll start approaching records, but that's not what you're playing for. You're playing to challenge and be challenged."--
    Lou Brock
  6. "I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don't work out, that's when I've really learned."--
    Carol Burnett
  7. "If someone says can't, that shows you what to do. "--
    John Cage

    Challenge
  8. "We will either find a way or make one."
  9. "The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong."--
    Thomas Carlyle
  10. "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."--
    Dale Carnegie
  11. "Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned. "--
    Charles W. Chesnutt
  12. "I wanted to be scared again... I wanted to feel unsure again. That's the only way I learn, the only way I feel challenged. "--
    Connie Chung
  13. "Kites rise highest against the wind... not with it. "--
    Winston Churchill
  14. "I've often thought that when something is hard for you, whether it's going to law school or anything else that challenges you, that's probably what you should do. "--
    Hillary Rodham Clinton
  15. "The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future."--
    Hillary Rodham Clinton
  16. "In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time."--
    Robert Collier
  17. "I demand a lot of myself. I want to learn. I can't sit back. I like a challenge, so I create a lot of challenges for myself. "--
    Tom Cruise
  18. "Of all the virtues we can learn, no trait is more useful, more essential for survival, and more likely to improve the quality of life than the ability to transform adversity into an enjoyable challenge."--
    Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

    Challenge - Snowboarder
  19. "The journey of a thousand miles begins with A single step."--
    Unknown
  20. "The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others."--
    Mme. de Maintenon
  21. "You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. "--
    Walt Disney
  22. "There is no education like adversity."--
    Disraeli
  23. "What ought one to say then as each hardship comes? I was practicing for this, I was training for this. "--
    Epictitus
  24. "Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. "--
    Epicurus
  25. "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."--
    Henry Ford
  26. "To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like."--
    Mike Gafka
  27. "What is genius, anyway, if it isn't the ability to give an adequate response to a great challenge?"--
    Bette Greene
  28. "A desire can overcome all objections and obstacles."--
    Gunderson

    Challenge - Runner
  29. "There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet."--
    William Frederick Halsy, Jr.
  30. "Prosperity is a great teacher; Adversity is a greater."--
    Hazlitt
  31. "There are no laurels in life...just new challenges. "--
    Katharine Hepburn
  32. "Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant."--
    Horace
  33. "Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him."--
    Aldous Huxley
  34. "Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it."--
    Washington Irving
  35. "Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye."--
    Helen Keller
  36. "The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse."--
    Helen Keller
  37. "Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me."--
    Charles F. Kettering
  38. "Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down."--
    Charles F. Kettering

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  39. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy."--
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
  40. "You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind. "--
    Darwin P. Kingsley
  41. "There's always room for improvement, you know--it's the biggest room in the house."--
    Louise Heath Leber
  42. "To fly we have to have resistance. "--
    Maya Lin
  43. "It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again."--
    Vince Lombardi
  44. "I love the challenge. "--
    Nancy Lopez
  45. "Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them... they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight."--
    Orison Swett Marden
  46. "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much."--
    Mother Teresa
  47. "Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself."--
    Richard M. Nixon
  48. "The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."--
    Richard M. Nixon
  49. "If we do not rise to the challenge of our unique capacity to shape our lives, to seek the kinds of growth that we find individually fulfilling, then we can have no security: we will live in a world of sham, in which our selves are determined by the will of others, in which we will be constantly buffeted and increasingly isolated by the changes round us. "--
    Nena O'Neil

    Challenge - Skier in Clouds
  50. "Push yourself to the limits and experience wonders you never imagined."
  51. "Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory."--
    Gen. George S. Patton
  52. "Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have."--
    Norman Vincent Peale
  53. "A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it."--
    Marcel Proust
  54. "Face a challenge and find joy in the capacity to meet it. "--
    Ayn Rand
  55. "Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are."--
    Bernice Johnson Reagon
  56. "The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit."--
    Jim Rohn
  57. "You have to erect a fence and say, 'OK, scale this. "--
    Linda Ronstadt
  58. "You must do the thing you think you cannot do."--
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  59. "Every time you meet a situation, though you think at the moment it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it you find that forever after you are freer than you were before. "--
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  60. "For every mountain there is a miracle."--
    Robert H. Schuller

    Challenge
  61. "Always set the trail, never follow the path."
  62. "To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist."--
    Gail Sheehy
  63. "When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it. "--
    Margaret Chase Smith
  64. "Above all, challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish."--
    Cecile M. Springer
  65. "Troubles are usually the brooms and shovels that smooth the road to a good man's fortune."--
    St. Basil
  66. "There is no Challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself. "--
    Michael F. Staley
  67. "When someone tells me there is only one way to do things, it always lights a fire under my butt. My instant reaction is, "I'm going to prove you wrong!" "--
    Picabo Street
  68. "Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings, which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them."--
    Anne-Sophie Swetchine
  69. "I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."--
    Mark Twain
  70. "Adversity introduces a man to himself."--
    Unknown
  71. "Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records."--
    William A. Ward
  72. "Dreams can often become challenging, but challenges are what we live for. "--
    Travis White
  73. "Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths. "--
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe



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